Posted by Brad J. Ward | Posted in Concepts, Free, Management, Marketing, Recruitment, Research, Social Media, Technology, Thoughts, Twitter | Posted on 09-23-2008
I know I talk a lot about Twitter, and I know my research is showing that there are not that many students on it, but I truly believe that Twitter will eventually hit a tipping point with this demographic. It’s encouraging to see so many schools name-saving their accounts or starting to engage with people.
I want to provide you 10 reasons to monitor Twitter as a university or college, all from the past 10 days.
1) Students think Admissions is scary (or maybe it’s just the workers?).
2) How soon until they are live-tweeting your group presentation?
3) Don’t forget about the parents!
4) Sometimes they are lost on what you want from them…..
5) And sometimes, they are lost…. literally.
6) USC to Student: “Can we not what?”
7) A 15-year old already planning her dorm room at your school? Hook, line, and sinker.
They are nervous about this whole college thing [usually about money!].
9) Get them the information they are looking for.
10) If they think you suck, why would they come to your school?
And just for fun, here’s a bonus one.
11) Quality control as a supervisor or administrator?
There are many more out there, I just wanted to share a few examples.
What are you doing to monitor your online reputation? The time investment is well worth it.
PS – Happy 150 posts to SquaredPeg!